Friday, October 31, 2014

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Fall Colors

As we say "ciao!" to October, here is a picture of a tree in my yard - that maple was showing off! Great Fall colors!

Diana Wilder, this one is for you!  If you haven't visited Diana's blog, you're missing something special. Make a visit!


I'm wishing I had this photo when I did a class on leaves.


Happy Fall and farewell, October!

25 comments:

  1. that photo makes me think of a paperweight/snow globe I never bought and wish I had. It depicted your standard park bench under an autumnal (maple) tree. Instead of snowflakes, the flecks that swirled around when you shook it were... red and gold maple leaves. It was gorgeous!

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    1. I love snow globes (glassware in general) and that that sounds like a beauty.

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  2. That tree is gorgeous! That paperweight Diana wrote about sounds beautiful, too. It'd be much cooler to see tiny leaves swirling around inside the globe instead of the usual snow. Or, I guess, it'd actually seem warmer...

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  3. Simply beautiful. I have to travel to see that. We don't have leaves turn in Miami.

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    1. Tell me when to put on the coffee (or tea), Medeia.

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  4. That's a beautiful tree, dear Cherdo, a sight I never get to see anymore. The only way you can tell it's fall here in Florida is when Janie Junebug turns blue on chilly nights.

    This picture of yours makes me homesick. Got a spare room I could live in? I'm very quiet. The only noise I make is when I laugh out loud at my own jokes. (I just laughed out loud.)

    Last night we had a record number of trick-or-treaters. We handed out 350 pieces of candy, one per customer, and ran out at 9 pm. I'm happy to report that I didn't see any "sexy Ebola nurse" costumes or people dressed in hazmat suits. Incredibly, every single kid who rang our bell was wearing a Richard Nixon mask! What are the odds?

    Happy November, dear friend!

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    1. If Gonzo doesn't mind sharing the "apartment" (that is what we call the upstairs floor, since he is the only one up there and sleeps in whatever bedroom suits him, ha ha). Of course, you'll have to have an alias, or in your case, an alias-alias. I shall call you Shermie in blog posts. Breakfast is at 8.

      Last night, I had...(wait for it...)...ZERO tricks and ZERO treats handed out. I was actually prepared with a ziploc bag of candy. Meanwhile, up in the neighborhood, truckloads of kids were dumped in the neighborhood from parts unknown.

      I thought that kids were scared to come down the long drive, but one child told me it's just too far to walk. Hey, kid, I walk to the mailbox - it's not too far.

      I love the privacy. :-)

      Have a good weekend, Shermie M.

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    2. Night of the Living Nixons - now THAT was scary! :)

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    3. As you know, RMN and I have a HISTORY...

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  5. Happy November! We're well past peak foliage here but there are still a few yellowed leaves clinging to branches. Modest snow is predicted for this evening. Wife just picked up birdseed, though, which means we'll be putting up feeders soon. Can't do it too early - bears (no joke). It is nice to have a winter hobby to anticipate eagerly.

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    1. We are all about the birds, too - my Hubzam will chastise me about it, reminding me that they don't need nearly as much help as I offer. :-)

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  6. I do turn blue on chilly nights. It's because Franklin won't sleep with me to keep me warm. He is sitting next to me at the moment. I've been trying for days to get him to use WDW's chair. He finally is, but the old man will be here later and I suppose he'll think he should get to sit in a chair. I visited Diana, and the photo of the tree is great. I'd like to hear more about your history with Richard Nixon.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Why won't Franklin sleep with you? Is that the doggie dream - a human bed?

      Shady teased me about Richard Nixon...it's a go-to now...

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  7. I would love to have that maple tree in my front yard! I'd admire it year-round. :D

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    1. My drive is lined with maples, but that one was just showing off!

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  8. This is a beautiful tree. I love the colours of this time of year. The trees in front of my mom's long term care home was so dazzling in bright red to orange-it was touched by angels

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    1. I love Fall most of all. Love the colors.

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  9. What a lovely maple! We still have about a month of fall here before winter descends. That's the upside of having such hot summers. :)

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  10. I love the warm autumn colors! It actually snowed a little here on Halloween, but the sun is shining today. Beautiful photos!

    Julie

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    1. The last time it snowed on Halloween here, a LOT of trees came tumbling down (they still had leaves on them).
      Yeah. I'm glad there was no snow.

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    2. Thanks! It felt like it was cold enough for snow today, but warmed up. I hear there was over a foot of snow in the Smokies (near me).

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  11. We had a tree like that in our backyard. But, it's been pretty windy the past couple days.
    Adios, tree.

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    1. Most of the beautiful color is on the lawn today, ha ha.

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo